Georgia: Muslims file another lawsuit against city after scaring city into approving mosque in mall

The city is already ****ed. Will some brave citizen please file the challenge!! via The Marietta Daily Journal – Lawsuit filed in Mosque application. h/t Islamist Watch

KENNESAW — A federal lawsuit was filed against the city of Kennesaw on Tuesday in relation to one resident’s application to use a retail shopping center suite as a mosque, said Doug Dillard, the applicant’s attorney.

Dillard said the lawsuit was filed as a precaution in case anyone challenges the City Council’s Dec. 15 vote to approve the mosque application.

“If the opposition to the mosque filed a lawsuit and for some reason the vote that they took on December 15 was declared null and void, then all we’ve got to fall back on is their actions on Dec. 1,” Dillard said.

On Dec. 1, the council voted 4-1 to deny the mosque application, but then reversed that decision on Dec. 15.

However, Dillard said if the Dec. 15 vote is successfully challenged within 30 days of the vote, then the denial from Dec. 1 still stands.

Dillard said the lawsuit is there as a safety net until those 30 days run out. Then, the applicant can know for sure that the Dec. 15 approval stands.

“If the 30-day appeal period goes by and there is no appeal, we can always dismiss the lawsuit, but we had to file it as a preventative measure just in case someone challenged the December 15 action,” Dillard said.

A council member, a resident or anyone could challenge the vote, Dillard said.

Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews said he has not heard any indication from council members that there could be a challenge to the approval.

“As for the decision made by council, I have not heard any comments or discussions regarding any changes to the last action taken. The permit was approved unanimously,” Mathews said.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. Northern District Court references the First, Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth amendments to the United States and Georgia constitutions as well as the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, a federal law protecting religious institutions from discriminatory zoning laws, Dillard said.

“Obviously, we hope we don’t have to litigate against the city. We hope the Dec. 15 vote is (upheld),” Dillard said.

Meanwhile, the applicant is beginning to get the retail space ready to become a mosque, Dillard said.

“They’re going forward with more requests for the permits and that kind of thing. They’re going full speed to make use of the property,” Dillard said.

As noted in a previous post, Georgia: Legal jihad terrorizes council members to approve mosque in retail shopping center:

Council member Debra Williams, who voted against the mosque the first time, changed her vote, as did council members Leonard Church, Tim Killingsworth and Jim Sebastian. Cris Eaton Welsh was the only member who voted in favor of the mosque both times.

“We denied a nightclub there a few months ago and we argued the same thing – traffic, noise and parking,” she told WND. “And it would have operated at night when all the other businesses were closed and they were willing to put in sound-proof walls. They should sue our pants off.”

Yes they should.


Georgia: Legal jihad terrorizes council members to approve mosque in retail shopping center

Islam means submission. And the Kennesaw City Council submitted to Islam in a cowardly display, selling out citizens and essentially converting a shopping mall into a mosque. Back stories here.

Mayor Mark Mathews: The Dhimmi Behind the Mosque

Mayor Mark Mathews: The Dhimmi Behind the Mosque Approval

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Mosque approved in 5 0 Kennesaw City Council vote.

With a unanimous 5-0 vote Monday, the Kennesaw City Council approved a permit allowing an Islamic prayer center to open in a retail center, reversing its decision earlier this month to deny the request.

The controversial vote came despite protests from a crowd of about 20 people outside City Hall holding signs with the words “Ban Islam” and “No Mosque” and waving American flags before and after the meeting.

Monday’s vote, which was approved with a list of other items on the consent agenda without discussion, allows the applicant for the mosque, Kennesaw resident Mufti Islam, to use a 2,200-square-foot space in a retail shopping center off Jiles Road near Cobb Parkway as a Muslim prayer center.

Kashif Islam, the applicant’s brother, said he had no ill feelings toward the protesters.

“They have the right to protest,” Kashif Islam said.

Kashif Islam said he was happy he was given the freedom to practice his religion in the retail center and that the vote ended peacefully.

“This is not life and death. We’ve been living in this neighborhood for 15 years. Have you ever seen us getting into trouble? No,” Kashif Islam said.

When Mayor Mark Mathews adjourned the meeting, all the council members left the room quickly through a back door. Mathews remained but said none of the other council members would comment on the change of vote.

Mathews said Monday’s vote will allow the mosque to operate in the retail center without stipulations for 24 months. Continue reading

Georgia: After threats, Kennesaw city council to allow mosque in shopping mall?

This article states it’s a done deal. The threats of terror have paid off again for Muslims with UAE-designated terrorists CAIR leading the charge. via Kennesaw to re-vote on allowing mosque |

The application to allow a storefront mosque in a Kennesaw shopping center will be back on the city council’s agenda Monday. The council had rejected the application by a 4-1 vote on Dec. 1.

Wednesday night, the council and Mayor Mark Mathews held a closed-door work session. According to a statement released by Mathews afterward, council members Leonard Church, Tim Killingsworth, Jim Sebastian and Debra Williams said they wanted to change their votes against allowing the mosque to open.

Each of the four council members had previously voted against allowing the mosque.

“…After further consideration and legal review, council members … have independently approached me in my office during a recess following tonight’s executive session and requested to change their votes cast in the meeting held Dec. 1,” the statement says.

Mathews says there will be no limitations — called stipulations — required for the mosque to open. Kennesaw staff had recommended approval of the request by Suffa Dawat Center, Inc., which wants to open a worship center at 2750 Jiles Road.

Mathews said in the statement that the council is trying to achieve a mission for Kennesaw to be “an inclusive city with opportunities for all.”

A group calling itself the Steering Committee of the Muslim-Jewish Dialogue released the following statement:

“We are heartened that the Kennesaw City Council has acted promptly to correct its Dec. 1 vote and has (Wednesday) evening approved the application by local Muslims to establish a place of prayer within the City of Kennesaw. This decision is in keeping with the First Amendment of the Constitution, which guarantees the right of all people to practice their religion freely.

“Respect for the Constitution means equal treatment for all. Living up to this principle is difficult, but it is a precondition for achieving justice and peace in our communities.”

Obama has rendered the constitution DOA, and practice freely does not mean trampling others rights and doing it in an improperly zoned area. But leave it to jewicidal Jews to fight for their arch enemies.

h/t BNI who has the contact info:

Kennesaw City Council

Contact Us

Address:2529 J O Stephenson Ave
Kennesaw, GA 30144


Phone: 770.424.8274

Georgia: Kennesaw council members require increased security after rejecting mosque in shopping mall

The named terror group CAIR is on the ground agitating, is it any wonder council members need security? And the mayor wants to submit to the follower’s of sharia…against the wishes if his constituents.

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Kennesaw mayor urges another look at mosque application. h/t Islamist Watch

KENNESAW — After the Kennesaw City Council voted last week to deny an application to allow a mosque in a retail shopping center, the mayor is urging members of the council to reconsider the decision.

Mayor Mark Mathews said Sunday he would like to see the issue brought up at the council’s meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Mayor Mark Mathews: Dhimmi

Mayor Mark Mathews: Dhimmi

“Our meeting procedures provide a way for a council member to bring an item back for reconsideration. My hopes are that one will,” Mathews said.

The permit Mufti Islam, of Kennesaw, applied for would allow a mosque inside a 2,200-square-foot unit in a shopping center off Jiles Road, and Mathews said the council could discuss and re-vote on the application if a council member suggests it.

“It’s completely up to a council member,” Mathews said.

If one member asks to reconsider the mosque’s application, then a majority, which is three out of the five council members, will have to agree to look at the application again at the Wednesday work session meeting, according to city code.

Councilwoman Cris Eaton-Welsh, who voted in favor of the mosque, said she also hopes someone on the council will want to discuss the issue again.

“The council has not agreed to do anything yet, but I am hopeful that they will,” Eaton-Welsh said Sunday.

Mathews’ recommendation to the council to reconsider the mosque’s request for a prayer center in Kennesaw comes after a backlash of public comment to council members in person, on social media sites, by email and by phone about the 4-1 vote to deny the application.

Eaton-Welsh wouldn’t talk about the specifics of the many comments she and the other council members have received, but she said the tension among residents in Kennesaw has led to increased security for all council members.

“Since this is such a controversial time, the Kennesaw Police Department has been proactive and has increased security for all council members,” Eaton-Welsh said.

All four other council members did not return requests for comment.

Following the vote, the Council on American-Islamic Relations said it would offer legal support to Islam if he decided to follow through with his threats to file a lawsuit against the city for violation of his First Amendment right to worship freely.

Ibrahim Hooper, national spokesman of CAIR, said the applicant has not made a decision yet about whether to go forward with a lawsuit.

“We’re still monitoring and working with the community, but I don’t think anything has been decided,” Hooper said.

Why do the media continue to run to a designated terrorist group for comment?

Back posts on the mall mosque here.

The CAIRorists are forcing another vote:

Kennesaw City Council
Contact Us
Phone: 770.424.8274

Georgia: City Council denies mosque in shopping center, Muslims vow legal jihad

Victory may be temporary. Expect Islamo-lawyer Eric Holder to threaten federal lawfare. via The Marietta Daily Journal – Kennesaw City Council denies mosque in shopping center.

The City Council denied a request by Muslim residents to use space in a retail shopping center as a prayer center by a 4-1 vote Monday night, with Councilwoman Cris Eaton-Welsh voting in favor.

Doug Dillard, the attorney representing the applicant, Suffa Dawat Center at Kennesaw, said the council’s denial was a blatant attack on the applicant’s First Amendment rights to practice religion freely. Dillard said the applicant, Mufti Islam, will fight back, and he has plans to bring a lawsuit against the city.

“We think it’s discriminatory, and it violates equal terms,” Dillard said. “They had no reason to deny this.”

Nayyer Islam, who represents the mosque, said they will continue to fight for their right to worship in the retail center.

“We’ll follow all the legal ways to continue to get the permit,” Islam said.

Eaton-Welsh said the applicant did everything he could.

“I’m saddened,” Eaton-Welsh said. “The amount of anger that has come out of this was not something I ever thought Kennesaw was all about.”

The application asked for the use of a 2,200-square-foot suite in a shopping center off Jiles Road as a prayer hall for Muslims. The shopping center, called Kennesaw Commons, is at 2750 Jiles Road behind a Publix grocery store off Cobb Parkway. Continue reading

Atlanta: School Board Severs Ties Turkish Islamist Charter Schools

via School Board Severs Ties With Fulton Sunshine, Science Academy High School | Alpharetta-Milton, GA Patch. h/t Lisa

The Fulton County School Board has cut its ties with two charter schools.

The board unanimously voted to end the relationship with both Fulton Science Academy High School and Fulton Sunshine Academy at the close of the 2014-15 school year.

The school board based its decision to not renew “on the serious and recurring concerns regarding governance and transparency that have been documented through various audits and reviews,” the school system said in a press release.

The school board’s decision was consistent with the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia’s decision in August 2014 to deny authorization of both schools’ continued operation.

“Non-renewal of a charter school is one of the most difficult decisions a school district must make and it’s one that we take seriously and with much care,” said Superintendent Robert Avossa. “After years of opportunities to improve, it has become clear that the governance boards of these schools are either unable or unwilling to be sufficiently transparent in their governance practices to justify their continued funding by taxpayers.”

As part of the charter review process, district staff conducts a rigorous cross-functional review of all proposed charter petitions.

The published report cited poor governance in both schools that has resulted in the default on a $19 million bond, a self-perpetuating board membership structure that has been dominated by individuals who did not represent the community, a general lack of transparency and associations with individual and organizations now under Federal investigation.

Consistent with the school system’s commitment to expanding options for parents, Superintendent Avossa directed staff to investigate a path forward for the students, families and staff members of Fulton Sunshine Academy as part of the work being done in the school choice area.

Send the Muslim teachers from foreign countries home.

“We don’t want to create false hope that this school can be transformed successfully into a school choice option,” Avossa said. “But investigating the idea further is the right thing to do for the many students, families and staff who have been its diligent supporters.”

Fulton Sunshine Academy, a kindergarten through fifth grade charter school, opened in 2010 as an elementary feeder option to Fulton Science Academy Middle School (now closed) and Fulton Science Academy High School, which originally opened as TEACH (Technology Enriched Accelerated Charter High) in 2006 but changed its name in 2010.


Georgia: Muslims want mosque in retail shopping mall, residents outraged

People are waking up. Will Holder force one more mosque on America before he’s eligible for jail time? via Kennesaw mosque proposal tabled for now. h/t BNI

KENNESAW, Ga. (WXIA) – Before a packed meeting Monday evening, the Kennesaw City Council tabled a vote on a proposal that would allow an Islamic worship center to open in the middle of a shopping center, Kennesaw Commons, on Jiles Road near U.S. 41.

The plan drew sharp debate over both zoning and Islam itself.

Supporters said the permit they are seeking would only be for two years, while they find a permanent location for the worship center. The group’s application says they would hold daily prayers five times a day — involving about ten people each time — as well as a larger and longer worship service each Friday afternoon involving 60 to 80 people.

Opponents argued that a place of worship, no matter the religion, has no place in a retail strip mall. Some expressed opposition to the presence of Muslims, period, saying the worship center in Kennesaw “will endanger our freedom.”

“And it’s all about safety,” said a speaker. “Look at the TV every night. It’s global.”

“I think that a lot of the rhetoric that we’re hearing is based on a lot of fear and discrimination,” said one woman. “I urge you to reflect on what I believe America stands for – that we can live together on this planet peacefully.”

That woman is willfully blind and living a fantasy. There isn’t one place Muslims are living peacefully together with anyone. Not even other Muslims.

The council decided not to vote on the proposal on Monday, but rather to table it instead.

Council Member Cris Eaton-Welsh made the motion to table it for two weeks. Her motion passed 3 to 2. Voting to table it were Eaton-Welsh, Tim Killingsworth and Jim Sebastian. Voting against tabling it were Leonard Church and Debra Williams.

When it does come up for a vote, that may not be the final word. The losing side is likely to appeal in the courts.



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